Vintage Tablecloths

Sharing vintage tablecloths ~ and other vintage treasures that capture my attention. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Gardening, Baking, Cooking & Vintage Tablecloth!

Well here we are in the dog days of August.  We've had some delicious
tomatoes, but our garden starts to limp along in the heat, except
 for the peppers.   Peppers usually grow here through September.
Our fig tree had lots of ripe figs, with more starting to ripen.
The herbs are just about done, but I still have a nice group to dry.  

Basil, Oregano & Rosemary.
The Oregano is hardy stuff, it winters over in the pot
and  sprouts in the spring, as does the Rosemary.  I buy 
new basil plants every year, one of our fav spices to use.  

I challenge anyone (who isn't vegetarian) to not enjoy
a summer BLT if they grow fresh tomatoes.  Mr. Retro
made lunch after his fishing buddy stopped by.  I wanted a
prettier photo, but those guys weren't waiting any longer! 

Doyle is rather lazy in the heat and has gotten chubby.  He'll
be enjoying the fall weather soon and back to his energetic self.  

Fresh homemade crab cakes with rice & mango salsa.
If you live by the Chesapeake Bay, like we do, a love of
tasty blue crabs is almost mandatory.  We love them steamed with 
some spicy Old Bay, but crab cakes are a delicious treat!

We had such a bounty from the fig tree Mr. Retro came
in with a bag and asked me to look up fresh fig recipes.  
He chose this fig cake recipe.  

It tastes as good as it looks.  Some chopped figs in the dense 
cake, and a topping/filling made with simmered figs, brown sugar &
lemon.  I remembered the whipped cream after I took the photo.
Fantastic!  & He enjoyed making the cake on a rainy afternoon.

A final share, this gorgeous Asian theme tablecloth.  

I wish I could tell you about it, but the seller had no information
so I am trying to do some research.  The graphics are large,
18+ inches across.  

Love it's bright boldness.

Lastly, I'll share a fun mural/photo from our favorite
Thai restaurant in Williamsburg.  It's huge!

Who expected Elvis Presley to be looking over our shoulder
while we had lunch?  The owner told us Elvis was sitting next
to the King & Queen of Thailand.  

Well that's my mish-mosh post.
What have you been up to? Whatever it is, 
stay cool during these August dog days.  


  1. Pretty tablecloth but not as pretty as your garden veggies. I do love a tomato sandwich and a BLT is heaven. Kids are back in school here and I'm hoping to get more painting time and get some organizing in my craft room done.

  2. Beautiful bounty. The cake looks delicious.
    xx Beca

  3. The crab cakes and the cake look absolutely delicious. I love the table cloth, the size of the graphics is quite interesting. I hope you find some information on it.

  4. Wonderful to have such a bounty from the garden - my mouth is watering over those BLT's and the fig cake. The heat does make a person (and dogs) lethargic, that's for sure. Our dry-spell is over, along with the heat for a few days, so I just painted my kitchen floor, finally. Love that tablecloth - it would be perfect for Chinese take-out. Fun photo of Elvis - such beautiful faces :) x Karen

  5. Mush-mosh posts are my favorite! You had me at Chesapeake Bay crabs...and seeing Doyle, BLT's with fresh garden tomatoes, Elvis and fresh figs were bonus reading. Thinking of you 🙂


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